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black321

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Posted: Aug 6, 2022 - 8:39am

citizens in one conservative state reject abortion bans,  
and politicians in another pass laws to ban.  
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Posted: Aug 6, 2022 - 7:55am

Indiana Gilead
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Posted: Aug 3, 2022 - 11:39am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
What's the matter with Kansas?
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Posted: Aug 3, 2022 - 7:34am

What a pleasant surprise...
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Posted: Jul 19, 2022 - 1:36pm

 Steely_D wrote:

This is not how democracy is supposed to work.


Our chief danger.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2022 - 3:50am

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Seems you're lying to yourself as your media prompt you to keep going. Otherwise, it'd be hard to stand, I suppose.
What's "falling apart" in your eyes has never been there, me tends to think, radically.


You don't look very radical to me, more like confused.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2022 - 4:11pm

@RBReich : Thanks to the filibuster, 41 Senate Republicans representing just 21% of the country are blocking abortion rights, clean energy, health care, and basic investments supported by the vast majority of Americans. This is not how democracy is supposed to work.
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Posted: Jul 17, 2022 - 4:28pm

 Steely_D wrote:
Seriously that post makes no sense. You’re just mad, bro. Enjoy.

While I might be somewhat off-topic... really? - So, tell us, what is it the world needs from America right now? It shouldn't be hard for you to tell, as you are such a superior MAGA nation, of course...
My madness seems to serve me, as the days of Coca-Cola and Rock'n'Roll have gone by.
So, what will be next from your beloved ministry of democratic marketing? - Will it be "Duck And Cover", again?

Meanwhile... to call you back to reality:
Have you had an abortion? The border guard in California asks the Australian woman on her way to Canada during the stopover.
California! Not Alabama!
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Posted: Jul 17, 2022 - 4:11pm

 thisbody wrote:


Seems you're lying to yourself as your media prompt you to keep going. Otherwise, it'd be hard to stand, I suppose.
What's "falling apart" in your eyes has never been there, me tends to think, radically.


Seriously that post makes no sense. You’re just mad, bro. Enjoy.


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Posted: Jul 17, 2022 - 4:06pm

 Steely_D wrote:
This has got nothing to do with most Americans, so your screed is nonsense. 

There are some Americans who are against abortion or whatever, and their strategies have included infiltrating positions of power to change/create/rescind laws allowing abortion that most people want.
This doesn’t mean that society isn’t free, or that it’s now â€œa bunch” of fundamentalists (a vague term at best). It does mean that there are that sort of people - a minority - who did a dance around the complacent, and fooled the naive, and managed to pull some levers that they hope will force others into doing what they want.

That requires action. All the folks who feel differently need to recognize their numbers, protest and vote and say out loud what they believe in so the minority opinion doesn’t control the nation. But your Chicken Little garment-rending about how it’s all falling apart…well, it just means you need to go decaf.


Seems you're lying to yourself as your media prompt you to keep going. Otherwise, it'd be hard to stand, I suppose.
What's "falling apart" in your eyes has never been there, me tends to think, radically.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2022 - 3:16pm

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... and please, spare me comments starting with, "This has got nothing to do with X, Y, Z."

Umrika is shapeshifting herself, far too quickly for that one, and Umrikans (most likely) haven't begun noticing this yet, as ever-proud they were born to save the world from anything undemocratic by implying very undemocratic means to other nations.

The question of abortion can only arise in a free society. Umrika has successfully shown, they are not that. Instead, they are made to be a bunch of fundamentalists, with true monetary and power intentions hidden behind a religious veil.


This has got nothing to do with most Americans, so your screed is nonsense. 

There are some Americans who are against abortion or whatever, and their strategies have included infiltrating positions of power to change/create/rescind laws allowing abortion that most people want.
This doesn’t mean that society isn’t free, or that it’s now â€œa bunch” of fundamentalists (a vague term at best). It does mean that there are that sort of people - a minority - who did a dance around the complacent, and fooled the naive, and managed to pull some levers that they hope will force others into doing what they want.

That requires action. All the folks who feel differently need to recognize their numbers, protest and vote and say out loud what they believe in so the minority opinion doesn’t control the nation. But your Chicken Little garment-rending about how it’s all falling apart…well, it just means you need to go decaf.



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Posted: Jul 17, 2022 - 12:33pm

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Interesting opinion piece in the NYT today where this same idea is referenced obliquely - but there’s an excellent distinction between conscientious objectors (who won’t provide what the patient wants out of conscience, so deniers of what someone’s entitled to) versus conscientious providers (who break the law to give the patient what they need, regardless). 

FTA: The American legal regime that governs medical conscience is broken. 
While conscientious providers find virtually no refuge in the conscience clauses that are codifiedin almost every state, refusers are protected almost categorically. And just about all of these conscience laws are reserved for denials of care. 
Conscientious refusers are often shielded from being fired, disciplined, held liable or found guilty for violating standards of care and endangering patients, even in serious ways. 
Conscientious refusers usually don’t have to tell patients about their options, or help them to access care elsewhere. 

But few protections exist for doctors who have equally conscientious reasons to provide abortions.

The middle ages are here again!

Could be Pakistan, or Afghanistan, or Iran. Not to mention Saudi Arabia, as today's ever more popular heads-off regime, shapeshifting from failed to friendliest state ever! - It is because, y'all know, sanctions we imposed are must!


... and please, spare me comments starting with, "This has got nothing to do with X, Y, Z."

Umrika is shapeshifting herself, far too quickly for that one, and Umrikans (most likely) haven't begun noticing this yet, as ever-proud they were born to save the world from anything undemocratic by imposing quite undemocratic means on other nations.

The question of abortion can only arise in a free society. Umrika has successfully shown, they are not that. Instead, they are made to be a bunch of fundamentalists, with true monetary and power intentions hidden behind a religious veil. More interested in selfish financial, and power gains.
(Lowest chakra, base of spine. Spirituality=None, whatsoever. Completely materialistic society, as we've known for long, and not interested in the interests of other living beings. Egotistical to the utmost...)


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Posted: Jul 17, 2022 - 10:52am

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It would take a lot, but I’d suggest that ALL women’s health care providers should just go about their business, without modification. What happens next? Prosecution (tying up the courts), imprisonment (really?), loss of license (more likely) and then - what happens to women’s health care in general in the nation? Not that it’s already great.

But just like police have to give up on arresting EVERYONE that takes a toke in states where it’s illegal, if provision of abortion is so widespread that it’s impossible to enforce the law practically…



Interesting opinion piece in the NYT today where this same idea is referenced obliquely - but there’s an excellent distinction between conscientious objectors (who won’t provide what the patient wants out of conscience, so deniers of what someone’s entitled to) versus conscientious providers (who break the law to give the patient what they need, regardless). 

FTA: The American legal regime that governs medical conscience is broken. 
While conscientious providers find virtually no refuge in the conscience clauses that are codifiedin almost every state, refusers are protected almost categorically. And just about all of these conscience laws are reserved for denials of care. 
Conscientious refusers are often shielded from being fired, disciplined, held liable or found guilty for violating standards of care and endangering patients, even in serious ways. 
Conscientious refusers usually don’t have to tell patients about their options, or help them to access care elsewhere. 

But few protections exist for doctors who have equally conscientious reasons to provide abortions.


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Posted: Jul 15, 2022 - 7:48am

Texas conservatives have a plan to get around DAs who won't enforce abortion laws
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Posted: Jul 12, 2022 - 11:45am

 rgio wrote:

To me, the follow-up study done a few years ago provides strong support for the original assertions.  It's possible that the numbers benefit from a coincidence of timing and other policies, norms, etc... but it's hard to completely ignore a very high correlation using decades of data.  


Agreed.

In order for people to live well, be at least moderately 'successful' in life, the amount of human capital that must be invested in one individual is bigger than at any other time in human history.
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Posted: Jul 12, 2022 - 11:05am

 R_P wrote:
To me, the follow-up study done a few years ago provides strong support for the original assertions.  It's possible that the numbers benefit from a coincidence of timing and other policies, norms, etc... but it's hard to completely ignore a very high correlation using decades of data.  

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Posted: Jul 12, 2022 - 10:58am

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John R. Lott Jr. was one who did not see a correlation.  From what I recall, some of his work debunked later on.  Was it bad data or bad modelling, I do not recall off hand.  

In passing, Lott, Jr. was a highly polarizing figure in the economics profession.

He has been touted in the Guns thread in the past...

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Posted: Jul 12, 2022 - 10:49am

 R_P wrote:
John R. Lott Jr. was one who did not see a correlation.  From what I recall, some of his work was debunked later on.  Was it bad data or bad modelling, I do not recall off hand.  

In passing, Lott, Jr. was a highly polarizing figure in the economics profession. 


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Posted: Jul 12, 2022 - 10:47am

 rgio wrote:

.....  
As an aside: I worked on a project in a prior life with Levitt and their work was ridiculously priced, and ultimately delivered no value.  Good work if you can get it.

Yeah, celebrity can be a bad criteria for hiring economic consultants.  Or engaging anybody.

In my discussions with those who consult,  often the clients have absolutely no clue and don't even know what questions to ask.  

Not surprising.  47% of American voters voted for Marxist-Keynesian fiscal policy in the last presidential election.  Most financial pundits have no idea as to what demand and supply actually means in economics. Most use those terms as if they were synonyms for consumption and production.  

Annual 'balanced budgets' are what 'real people' want.  Macroeconomists never recommend annual balanced budgets.   

Here in Canada, our previous economics-educated prime minister Stephan Harper was popular with the people because he did the exact opposite of what the professional economic policy consensus would have prescribed on a number of issues.

I often run into private sector entrepreneurs who delude themselves into thinking they know a lot about economics.  They do not. 

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Posted: Jul 11, 2022 - 6:50pm

 westslope wrote:

Is everybody here familiar with the literature that examines the effect of legalized abortion on crime?   

Steven Levitt at University of Chicago is one of the better known proponents.  He co-authored the book Freakonomics.  


Some see a correlation, some don't.

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